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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502
315-797-0000
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Utica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Renowned art collection, exhibitions, and education programs presented in a famous museum building designed by... more » Owner description: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Renowned art collection, exhibitions, and education programs presented in a famous museum building designed by Philip Johnson and a superbly restored Victorian mansion, Fountain Elms. Performing arts include international soloists and ensembles, rising stars, cinema, outdoor concerts and special events. School of Art offers a nationally accredited college program, PrattMWP, and community art classes for all ages. Art Shop Gift Gallery. Museum admission is free. Open year-round, Tues - Sat 10 – 5, Sun 1 - 5. « less
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Syracuse, NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We went to The Munson Williams Proctor Institute on a recent Sunday having wanted to go there for some time. It is a short drive from Syracuse and parking is free in the back. By happenstance we arrived on the last day of a exhibit of European painting from the 18th and 19th centuries. Admission to the museum is free... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A mid-sized art museum and adjoining historic house. The collection is remarkable, the historic house interesting, and the Philip Johnson main building is an interesting piece of architecture. Well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went there to see the Golden Age, tour guide was pretty knowledgeable on that era. Found out some things about different artists that we didn't know before. Was not busy at all, you can take your time looking at each painting. It's free unless you take the tour then it's $10, but worth it.Had a good time.

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Clinton, New York
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The MWP film series...usually Wed& Fri at 2 & 7:30, offers a wonderful selection of recent films, most, but not all, of which are not shown in local theaters. Many combine going to the movies with viewing the museum's outstanding art exhibits.

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Old Forge, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A great Museum, with a wide varied eclectic collection. The "prize" of the collection is Thomas Cole's "Voyage of Life", which is out on loan to other museums around the country at the moment, but the variety is fabulous, some great modern art mixes well with the building, and it's adjacent "Fountain Elms", the Italianate mansion next door, interestingly owned... More

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Maplecrest, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Golden Age of European Painting was the featured show and it was sumptuous! I enjoyed our visit very much thanks to a wonderful welcome, beautifully mounted paintings and decorative arts, and a wonderful 3 generation family history. We loved seeing so many young people in the museums and on the grounds...what a gift to the community. Our guide was Irene... More

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Brunswick, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was the first stop on a 6-day trip around northern New York. Originally wasn't going to go, but I was in town earlier than expected. Art displays outside the building drew in spectators. Most of the works outside were done by students, both in the fine arts and those not in the fine arts at the high-school level and... More

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Vestal, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I love museums. And honestly, if they've got free admission - it's always a risk. But, was very pleased with our recent stop in Utica at the MWP. Really nice grounds - pleasing space; interesting collection. A bit surprised by the amount of modern art until we spoke with the docent in the house (kind of like two for one... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a great stop when traveling through the Utica area. My wife and I try to visit once a year. We've grown familiar with the on-going collection. Some of the temporary exhibits are usually interesting.

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Patchogue, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Just a great, and free, nationally recognized art museum with some great works. Worth the visit and while in Utica, The Utica Club Brewery Tour is great fun for the family or individual and educational. There is a fee. There is also a Oneida County Historical Society about a mile or so south of the museum on the same st.,... More

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